Virat Kohli and Co Through to Semi-Finals, Knock Out BAN

Indian skipper Virat Kohli was involved in a furious argument with on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ruchira Palliyaguruge during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game against Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth century of this year's tournament and featured in a massive 180-run opening partnership with KL Rahul to help India to a commanding 314-9.

But India managed just 35 runs in the last five overs and lost four wickets including three in Mustafizur's final over.

Defeat ended the Tigers' hopes of a place in the last four, with Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan all previously unable to make it out of the 10-team round-robin phase.

Amid the fervour in the stands during India's match against Bangladesh was 87-year-old superfan Charulata Patel.

"Every game for me is a new game, and I try and do the same, try and see if I have the portion to finish the game or bat as long as possible and get the team in a good position, things like that", he said. Veteran spinner Abdur Razzak also has four five-wicket haul in one-day internationals. We are very calm and we know he is going to deliver.

India captain Virat Kohli only made 26 runs before he was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman, who took out Hardik Pandya two balls later. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant got starts, but Mustafizur Rahman's double strike left India stranded. This game, and much of the tournament has been about teamwork for India. Against England as well, the pitch was two-paced, and they used the conditions really well. "I bless the team always", she told ANI.

Former India, skipper MS Dhoni, has attracted a lot of criticism for his batting in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.

As per ANI, Patel claimed that she was there when India won the World Cup for the first time under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983. One of them had to go on and score 80-90. They kept fighting until the end even though chasing 317 is a big ask, and showed a great deal of spirit against a good India side. We could have had a bit more luck, but Shakib Al Hasan has been in superb form, and Mushfiq has batted beautifully.

  • Julie Sanders


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